With the World Championship fleet now split into gold and siver for the final series, Iordanis Paschalidis and Konstantinos Trigonis of Greece retain the overall lead in San Pere Pescador, Spain.
Paschalidis and Trigonis (4,2,1) take an eight point lead ahead of Australia’s Darren Bundock and Conor Nicholas (11,1,2) with Cruz Gonzalez and Mariano Heuser (3,3,9) of Argentiana third on 26 points.
Argentina’s Pablo Volker and Sergio Mehl slot into fourth place with a hat-trick of fifth places, and compatriots Agustin Krevisky and Juan Benitez are in sixth place.
Henri Demesmaeker and Alec Bague of Belgium won the first race (R7) ahead of Krevisky and Benitez of Argentina.
The next two races then became a battle between the overall leaders, with Bundock and Nicholas winning race 8, and Paschalidis and Trigonis race 9.
Best placed British pair are Simon Northrop and Caleb Cooper (UFD, 11,18) who drop to 16th overall. Tim Neal and Robbie Garker (13,33,41) are 29th.
F18 World Championship 2019 – Day 3 Leaders after 9 races (124 entries)
1st GRE 7 Iordanis PASCHALIDIS and Konstantinos TRIGKONIS – – 12 pts
2nd AUS 888 Darren BUNDOCK and Conor NICHOLAS – – 20 pts
3rd ARG 11 Cruz GONZALEZ SMITH and Mariano HEUSER – – 26 pts
4th ARG 21 Pablo VÖLKER and Sergio MEHL – – 38 pts
5th ARG 533 Agustin KREVISKY and Juan Martin BENITEZ – – 57 pts
6th AUS 38 Brett BURVILL and Max PUTTMAN – – 57 pts
7th BEL 3 Henri DEMESMAEKER and Alec BAGUÉ – – 61 pts
8th FRA 5698 Matthieu SOUBEN and Benjamin AMIOT – – 64 pts
9th AUS 532 Gavin PARKER and Dan BROWN – – 65 pts
10th ITA 8 Cristian VETTORI and Maurizio STELLA – – 72 pts